Monday, March 19, 2012

oh hey, i kind of crafted.

from the title it sounds like i'm saying, excuse me...i tooted. 
and although i did just toot (so excuse me), i meant it as more of a surprise...i crafted! because i haven't crafted in a while.

wow. what am i saying. i'm just going to keep typing and not delete things. so go with it.

my sister auj brought me the cutest dish towel in the world from crate and barrel. i was like, how can i get that dirty and profane it with children's snot? and then auj was like, you should frame it. and then in my brain i was like...i just framed layne's artwork and i don't want to buy yet another frame.
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so i jimmy rigged it. or linny rigged it(my father's technique). or as a reader once wrote on a different post,  jami-rigged it.

i found some wood in the garage. i always have twine. please. who doesn't have a good roll of twine laying around.
i also always leave a staple gun upstairs. as a self-professed non-sewer a hot glue gun and staple gun are my besties.

just staple.

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and there you have it my friendly's... dish towel art. FO' FREE, mo fo's. wait what? can i write that? i don't know. i didn't know what that stood for until last year. no joke. i thought it was a term of endearment. but alas, no. it's the opposite. but on this blog, it's endearing. ok i'll stop talking.

Photobucket now i did hot glue some pennies in the corners to keep it weighed down. i thought about using a quarter and then i was all...no, that's too expensive. ha.

so ya, artwork that's also functional with all the measurement conversions. double whammy.

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so the other thing that i'm loving right now is framing the kids art work. people have said it for years and years, but anything in a frame looks amazing. i'm going to put poop in a frame and see if that looks good too. just kidding. that was gross and unsanitary and i won't stand for it on this blog. i will not!

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anyway, get to framing your kids artwork. it's cheap, it makes them feel special and it's a great conversation piece when people come over. who doesn't love bragging on their children?
isn't layne the best super hero drawer-guy ever?!

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of course, tape also works. i mean, not as classy, but it works.

31 comments:

  1. why, whenever i see "we can do the hard things" do i think of something inappropriate?

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  2. You make me laugh-pee. I know. My problem not yours. The framed poop was what got me. Jami Nato write a book or get yourself into stand-up comedy like yesterday girl :)

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  3. super cute and i always get a good laugh from your posts:)

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  4. poop and toots! wow...so hilarious! cute little art work. would've never thought to use pennies as weights.
    u shall have your own DIY show one day ok?

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  5. boom. kitchen towel=art. i need to go buy more of those towels at crate and barrel

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  6. When I was in high school my friends came to pick me up to go and and my mom greeted them like this..."whats up Mo Fo's?" I mortified and yelled at her "do you even know what that means." She said "no but I hear my students say it all the time I thought it was a cool saying." Uh No! Her first clue should have been the fact that she taught at a continuation school...bad kids.
    Your towel art is awesome. :)

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  7. Love it. The cheap art and the babes drawings. And, I'm pretty much drooling over the "We do hard things" print next to it. Love love. I'm sure I would in fact love poop frames if they were in that hallway, how couldn't you?

    Bahha.

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  8. @rachelle i painted one for you a while ago and it sucked. lol. i'll try again

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  9. I think the towel looks cuter that way anyway. Your posts always bring a smile to my face.

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  10. oh my word! i love this craftiness! i must make one! i'm a fairly new stalker of your blog and you are one of the funniest people i've never met but would want to meet. you are hilarious and i'm glad i'm not the only girl who talks about toots...or as my dad would say boop...and i was just thinking today about framing some scribbles my 2 year old has made. thanks for the inspiration from this post and just from the heart of your blog. this blog has truly touched my heart. thanks!

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  11. love love love it. of course. been a while since i commented, so i figured it was time to say...HEY, still reading, always excited when I see your name roll to the top of the updated blog list & i still can't believe all my KC buds know the Natos aka my fave blog family to pretend i know. Thanks again for being REAL and keeping a healthy mix of craftin', cookin', deep gut discussion, kid stories, and family fun. Maybe we will cross paths one day. ps-i haven't blogged in like a year. maybe i will get back to that one day, until then....keep it comin' :)

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  12. oh my. thanks for the laughs with your commentary. i'm sitting here in the hospital tonight, needing something funny to read... i thought i'd catch up on your blog. :) you're crazy. also, i want that towel. good thing i saved your garage code... jk. :)

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  13. a. i love this idea! b. you have convinced me to frame my son's work & most importantly, c. i love poop jokes/references/songs/sounds. always.

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  14. I love how you framed the tea towel--pure genius!

    I am going to get a very pretty tea towel and majorly copy you :)

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  15. Any time I see a deal on frames I stock up because I frame the boys' best work, too! Original and CHEAP!

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  16. Where did you get the super cute camera print...looks kinda like a canvas?? Thanks!

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  17. Jami, this is totally random and not related to the post...but where is the wonderful grey color that your walls are painted from and what is the name, I seriously love it. :)

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  18. You are so freaking funny and I love reading your blog!

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  19. Soooo hilarious! Jamie you are the only one I know that could actually pull off poop in a frame, just poo it I mean doo it! LOL

    I am going to have to head to Crate when I head to KC next week! What a fantastic idea!

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  20. I must have been under a rock cuz we just found you! Love your blog and this post:)

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  21. Ugh, you make me laugh. Superb crafting. : )

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  22. oh my god, this is seriously awesome. ADORABLE dish towel.
    i was hoping you would stop by my blog's first giveaway! i've been sending it to all the lady bloggers i look up to!

    http://talesforkarina.blogspot.com/2012/03/giveaway-25-giftcard-to-mystic-moon.html

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  23. I think I want to write about you on my blog. Is this okay? You are an amazing writer. I teach kids how to write. Your grabbers and your voice is insane. I can't resist.

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  24. OK, #jaminato - I found you. You cracked me up one too many times on Emily's instagram and now... well, here I am. And you made me laugh, again.

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  25. THIS is totally AWESOME, and the crafted measurement thing ain't too bad either :--)

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  26. I will never get tired tooting. doing, talking or reading about it. If you don't feel like framing a solid piece of poop, you can always let the children finger paint with it.

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  27. inspiration! ps. thx for being so honest in the blog world..it's refreshing.

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  28. you're a nut! i love you! i need that towel!

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